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Keeping it Together?…Try Falling Apart Instead

Those of us with chronic illness know what it is like to be stoic. We fake a lot of things by putting on a happy face in spite of terrible pain, endless frustration and extreme sadness. And while we are always encouraged to “look on the bright side of things” or to “find the silver lining” – sometimes, things just …

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Rebounding: Quite Possibly the Best Exercise – Ever!

Okay, I always love sharing things that I think are the best-kept secrets in health and wellness. This is definitely one of them. We all know that exercise is beneficial to our bodies in so many ways – it helps us detox, prevents muscle atrophy, and it even helps to strengthen our bones –  not to mention the endorphins it …

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Adrenal Fatigue: I Had It, Could You?

Adrenal fatigue is becoming a pretty common thing these days. In a world that pumps out equal amounts of stress and caffeine, our natural “fight or flight” triggers are in constant GO mode. Our primal instincts, and the accompanying hormones designed to get us out of some big messes, are now being put to the test on a daily basis. …

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Super-Hero Spotlight: Treva Dea

Treva Dea is not short on beauty or talent. She is an accomplished painter, jewelry maker and a singer in a kick-ass rock-n-roll band. As If that wasn’t enough, this blonde bombshell is also a wife and mother to a family that exudes “cool” in everything they do. At first glance Treva is a multi-talented woman who has the perfect …

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Easy Peasy – Gardening 101

Aside from increasing your sense of well-being, keeping a garden can also improve your health by providing you with fresher, uncontaminated food, and the kind of nutrient-dense food that is simply unavailable in your grocery store. It will also help you reduce your grocery bill – gotta love that! And don’t worry, you don’t need vast amounts of space either, …

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How to Shop at a Farmer’s Market

Farmer’s Markets are everywhere now, and they are one of the best places to buy local and organic produce. You can search this amazing site to find one near you. Here are some fool-proof tips on making the most of your local farmer’s market: As with any grocery shopping – eat before you shop. This is a tough one at …

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The Scrawny-Vegan Myth De-bunked

I’m a promoter of what is referred to as “intuitive nourishment”. This is a way of eating that is dictated by what keeps your individual body in tip-top condition. It might include animal products, or it might not, but it ALWAYS includes lots of real wholesome foods from the earth. For me, veganism saved my life, it gave my body …

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Super-Hero Spotlight: Shelly Labovitz

Shelly is one of those people who you might suspect simply has more hours in the day than the rest of us because she manages to accomplish so much!  In fact, I would even be tempted to say, that alone, is her “superpower”, but her true Super-Hero strength is her endless compassion and tireless efforts for humans and animals alike. Earning her …

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Super-Hero Spotlight: Val Hughes VanRheen

When I first met Val, it was impossible not to notice her contagious smile and carefree attitude, she is pure sunshine! It wasn’t until after we got deeper into our friendship that I learned that Val hasn’t always had the luxury of being so buoyant. In fact, just a few years ago, Val was struggling big-time with an autoimmune disease …

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Super-Hero Spotlight: Tracie Willis

This week’s, Superhero Recipe is called the Green Goddess. Tracie Willis, put this on the menu of her landmark restaurant, Chocobanana, long before Green Smoothies were hip and trendy. It continues to be one of the most popular drinks on the menu. Tracie Willis is a “Green Goddess” in her own right. Tracie isn’t just a fan of natural whole …